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October 2017

Fall is often a time when anglers are busy concentrating on our various salmon species in local rivers and salt water but for those that don’t care to fight the crowds or don’t have a way to access the salmon waters then look to some great trout fishing instead. With the lowland lakes general season closing at the end of the month it will be your last opportunity to target some of the most product...[more]

Temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing color so it would seem an unlikely time to be thinking about getting into kayak fishing. Yet there really isn't a better time to be thinking about making your first fishing kayak purchase. Kayak retailers will be looking to clear out retail space for the holidays and make way for 2018 models. This usually means good discounts for the savvy shop...[more]

The vibrant reds and golds of the sunset washed over my eyes while the soothing breaking of the surf on the beach lulled me in to a state of Zen-like bliss. I watched as the surfers braved the frigid waters and attempted to get up on breaking waves and ride in to shore on their boards. All around me people took in the sunset signaling the end of another beautiful day in this slice of Pacific North...[more]

If you’re like most Pike fisherman you either switch to ice fishing with dead bait or give up all together when the weather starts turning cold, but if you put into practice what I’m about to share with you here you can catch some big Pike all winter long and I do this fishing from the comfort of my boat using only lures. I release all my pike so I never deadbait them. I've had days where my partn...[more]

September 2017

Launching the drift boat we pushed off into the glacial silt water running from the base of Mt. Adams. A few quick strokes of the oars and then the anchor dropped. We had simply slid from one side of the river to the other where a deep slot ran along the basalt rock bank. The move over was simply a ploy to keep our hole as other boats had pulled in behind us to launch in the Klickitat river canyon...[more]

It was late Oct two years ago and the weather was fair, but a cold front had moved in and the water temps were dropping down into the low 50's. I was fishing a tournament with a buddy in one of the prettiest spots in all of N. Idaho, the Pend Oreille River. The smallies were banging craw colored crank baits pretty good and we had caught a few nice size fish in the 1 ½ to 3 pounds range when the bi...[more]

10 Yakima County Fishing Holes: High Country Hooking Done Right Yakima is hot this time of the year, but many sport fishermen are willing to brave the heat in order to take part in some of the best Yakima Fishing Holesfishing in Washington State. These places are in lakes that do not have drought restrictions (check the WDFW site for current restrictions). Please fish early in the day, and tak...[more]

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, located on the west side of the Cascades, is one of the most visited forests in the United Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National ForestStates. The Canadian border is to the north and Mt Rainer Park is to the south. This deep forest is surrounded by mountains, offering an incredible backdrop to some of the best fishing in the world. But it’s not always easy to pick ...[more]

Many anglers who are interested in adding a fish finder to their arsenal of tools become frustrated and confused with the extensive options that they have to choose from, not to mention the distinct features that each product has. This is unfortunate as fish finders differ pretty significantly from one unit to the next. So you need to select the best sounder for your needs and circumstances if ...[more]

There’s an old adage that when one door closes another opens. In this age of fishery closures I think it rings very true for anglers. We have limited options, but that doesn’t mean we have no options. Nowhere is this truer than for this falls Puget Sound coho fishery. As any salmon angler around Puget Sound knows, Area 9 is closed for boat angling for coho. Per WDFW, the reason for this action is ...[more]

August 2017

Starting August 1st, and continuing until the end of the month, we turn our attention to the mouth of the Columbia River near Astoria. Oregon. This is the famed Buoy 10 fishery! There is nothing quite like the pull of a 20+ pound Chinook ripping line out on a hell bent run back to the Pacific Ocean. To say that these fish are fresh is an understatement! The fish you hook up with most likely ju...[more]

This summer, as we all know, put a few wrinkles in all our fishing plans! Before summer even got here, we were already hearing about the low steelhead return forecasted for the Columbia, Snake, and its tributaries. The sockeye run was far smaller than needed forcing a closure on that fishery in the upper Columbia. Fortunately, one of the great aspects of living in the Pacific Northwest is that w...[more]